With the buyout of Sitari Pharmaceuticals, Glaxosmithkline becomes only the second major drug maker to have an interest in coeliac disease.
Nucana’s recent setback with Acelarin adds to the long list of pancreatic cancer failures, and a look at the late-stage pipeline shows little concrete progress.
Shares in the company surge after its weekly growth hormone treatment proves superior to daily injections, raising broader hopes for Ascendis’s long-acting technology.
The €300m deal is in part a high-stakes bid to take on Merck & Co's Keytruda in lung cancer.
The company struggles to move the needle at the SITC meeting with an up-to-date cut of its first-line melanoma trial of NKTR-214 and Opdivo.
The abstract of the company’s Pivot-02 trial in first-line melanoma, due to be presented in full at SITC on Friday, looks disappointing.
An important test of Nektar’s cytokine agonist approaches, though some investors have already decided that Bristol-Myers Squibb was wrong to endorse it earlier this year.
Higher-risk novel drug development is chosen over lower-cost volume play as US biosimilar growth continues to sputter.